Welcome to our preview of this English Premier League fixture between Aston Villa vs Manchester United. The match will be played at Villa Park in Birmingham. The away side are in dire straits going into this fixture, with their title hopes already seemingly extinguished. After back-to-back defeats at home to Everton and Newcastle, United’s confidence and sense of invulnerability has been seriously hurt, and they must get back to winning ways immediately if this EPL season isn’t going to turn into a complete disaster for them. Villa look good enough for mid-table, but have little chance of achieving more than that.

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Previous Meetings

Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 22 Apr 2013 Manchester United 3 – Aston Villa 0
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 10 Nov 2012 Aston Villa 2 – Manchester United 3
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 15 Apr 2012 Manchester United 4 – Aston Villa 0
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 3 Dec 2011 Aston Villa 0 – Manchester United 1
Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 1 Feb 2011 Manchester United 3 – Aston Villa 1

Since 2000, Manchester United have played 16 times at Villa Park. The results make dire reading for Aston Villa fans, with 6 draws and 10 victories for Manchester United.

Goals Scored

Aston Villa have scored 16 goals so far this season, while Manchester United have scored 22.

Goals Conceded

Aston Villa have conceded 18 goals so far this season, while Manchester United have surprisingly conceded more, having leaked 19.

Team and Selection News

David Moyes has perennially shuffled the Manchester United pack so far this season, and considering that his team played in the Champions League in mid-week, it seems likely that he will make more changes here. It seems highly likely, though, that Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie will lead the United line. Villa have no such problems with balancing their commitments, and will unquestionably select their best team, which will probably feature Christian Benteke up front, with the Belgian likely to be recalled.


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